Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Cherish Memories

I hope that all you moms out there had a great Mothers Day.  I sure did!  I spent the day with my kids, mom and sister.  Family time is so important and I cherish the moments we can all be together.  I really did not have much free time this weekend to work on anything.  I had started this layout Friday evening and finished it last night.  I am so enjoying the pictures my Mom gave me from her childhood. This one in particular I love!  My mom and her two brothers back in 1940, Fort Chipewyan, Alberta, Canada.  Again, I love that the photo captures my grandmother's hand writing. Don't you just love the snowman in the picture!
 I so adore the beautiful paper by Webster's Pages!  I based my layout on the current sketch over at
Stuck On U Sketches.  Here is their current sketch by the ever so talented Liz Qualman.
My layout also qualifies for a few more challenges.  The next one is over at the Color Room. Here is their current color palette #5:
Over at Wee Memories #5 their challenge is to use sewing on your project, and over at Practical Scrappers their challenge is to use punches.
I used my Cricut cartridge Home Decor to cut out the title. I punched some circles out and turned them into a border.  The beautiful crochet lace at the bottom I purchased at the Chip Chop Shop
 
I wanted to play on the fur on my mom's jacket and came across a santa suit I had in my stash by Jolees.  I cut off the fur collar and added it to the layout.
I did some stitching with my sewing machine, used my Tim Holtz paper distresses and inked the edges with some chestnut roan ink.
I added some beautiful flowers by Prima which I sprayed with some Glimmer Mist Dazzling Diamonds and inked the white one with some mauve ink.
When all was said and done both of my kids questioned why I was doing layouts with those "old" photos.  I told them that they captured cherished  memories of their Grandmother and her family when she was growing up.  A life quite different and unique from their own life. 

19 comments:

Sandi Clarkson said...

Hi, Debbie .. Another amazing layout .. you do such fabulous details. I can just see the love that went into this one! Awesome photo and I too love that snowman! How cool! Adore your WP papers and both your trims .. i have the candlelight trim but love that one from the estsy shop! Adore the fur, the stick pin and your circle border. And of course ... gotta love that Prima. Hope someday one of my dds will scrap something of mine ... I'm having my doubts though ... Have a good week!

Tammy said...

Beautiful and elegant. You did a great job incorporating so many challenges. Love it!

Beatriz Farquhar Guzman said...

Debbie, this is fabulous! Love the lace, all the details and an amazing photo.
My leg is better, praise God! I just have to rest, take my medicine and should be better in a week or so. Thanks for asking! Happy Tuesday!

BabyBokChoy said...

Wahoo, you really do well with these color challenges!! awesome stuff :) so glad to you have you in the Room.

Luz Maria Bruna said...

Wow Debbie!!! I love every peace of your layout.Yod made an amazing and beautiful work my friend!!!

CraftyGirl said...

Debbie... this is amazing!! Really!! I adore the photos you used... maybe with getting older we appreciate visiting our parents younger years!! Your attention to detail always blows me away.. this is stunning!!
Barb :)

Robin (Tqmnurse) said...

Debbie...Your layout is stunning and so vintage in appearance. I adore it....Thanks for playing at practical scrappers.

Kim said...

Hang on Deb, I have to pick myself back up, this is knock me down gorgeous! I LOVE how you added such elegant vintage details yet kept the photo the focus of the layout. Just gorgeous!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

~Christina~ said...

Soooooo pretty!!!!!!!!

If you would be interested in giving a new challenge blog a try, I would love to see how it inspires you :) It's a multi-craft friendly, so scrappers, digi scrappers and card makers alike are welcome to play along. You can check it out at: Scrap It With a Song

Karen Lee said...

Oh my gosh.....so much detail!! And to have your grandmother's handwriting. What a lovely layout.

xoxo Karen Lee

Andrea Amu said...

Just so beautiful! I love that old photo with the snowman! So much character there! And what a wonderful color palette!

Denise said...

I love all the textures in this lo Debbie! Everything is perfect..right down to the fur..so cute!!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Just simply gorgeous! I love all your added textures, layers, and embellishments. So much to enjoy!!! Thanks so much for playing at Practical Scrappers.

Deanne :)

Pias Scrap och Doodling said...

Absolutely fantastic lo! Love everything here! Thanks for playing along with us at Practical Scrappers! /Pia

Stine said...

This is so amazing. The details are fabulous. Love the lace on top!

Susan said...

AWwww Debbie - I am again in awe. You could put a pile of the same things you have on your page in front of me and there is no way I could come up with the amazing designs and attention to details that you put into every layout. Simply amazing!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Debbie this page is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! There is so much beauty and detail in it that it is amazing and you can't help but keep looking and looking! Thank you so much for sharing this amazing page.
Please send contact ma at shesasassylady@hotmail.com. Thanks,
Sheila

scrappinlil said...

Gorgeous...love everything about it...you did a fantastic job. I have something also for you on my blog. TFS

Leah said...

Debbie, this is so...not sure what to say, different! Such a unique feel to it and I love what you chose to do with this...the papers, layering, embellishing...just an amazing page!!!